Residents from Brgy. Caridad Ilaya fill up forms prior to their interview in the community job fair last April 3.
Betonbau Phil., Inc. and Delta Earthmoving, Inc. in partnership with Atimonan’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) recently conducted community job fairs in seven barangays in the municipality.
The two companies, which are technical partners of Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E), conducted the activity from April 1 and 23 and gathered around 100 residents from barangays Caridad Ibaba, Caridad Ilaya, Tagbakin, Balubad, Tinandog, Villa Ibaba, and Villa Ilaya.
The barangay-level hiring was aimed at making the job application process easier for Atimonan residents. Thirty applicants have so far passed the screening and are now working on their pre-employment requirements.
This is just the first round of a series of barangay-level hiring that will be conducted by Betonbau, and Delta. Prior to this activity, Atimonan PESO conducted a municipal-wide workforce audit to determine the potential workers and skill sets of residents in every barangay.
Currently, there are 80 Atimonanins employed by Betonbau and Delta. Around 250 additional workers — composed of laborers, steel man, carpenters, masons, scaffolders, drivers, and heavy equipment operators – are needed in the ongoing site preparation activities of A1E.
A1E is the developer of a 2×600-MW coal-fired power plant that will utilize the high efficiency, low emission (HELE) technology called ultra supercritical.
One of the company’s thrust is to create jobs and provide opportunities for Atimonanins, and eventually contribute in the poverty alleviation and uplift the lives of the residents.